Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, The Novelli Wellness Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where Buffalo, NY chiropractic care at The Novelli Wellness Center comes in to help. Buffalo, NY chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Buffalo, NY back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions associated with facet degeneration and usually found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are linked with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, giving rise to radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are frequently seen at L4-5 which is also the site of maximum mobility in the lumbar spine. MRI is the diagnostic instrument of choice as it shows the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) The Novelli Wellness Center works to help Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al portray a channel that joins the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts become visible. At surgery for these cysts, they found that fragments of articular cartilage and bone were in the walls of the channels in 89% of the cysts. This debris blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) The Novelli Wellness Center works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some are included to vanish without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at The Novelli Wellness Center, Cox® Technic succeeded in relief when an epidural steroid injection did not. (11) In another case, a 75 year old man with back and leg pain and a synovial cyst treated for 3 months/16 visits felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at The Novelli Wellness Center is relieving for numerous Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers with synovial cysts.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about his relieving care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to synovial cyst or other reason. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more than just a clue to your pain’s source. It is the start of a back pain relieving Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan at The Novelli Wellness Center. 

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